The Gazette Record is pleased to announce the addition of reporter Tim Hatton to our team.
Hatton graduated cum laude from The University of Oklahoma in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history. He then earned a master of fine arts degree in writing with a nonfiction concentration from Columbia University School of Arts in 2021. Between 2018 and 2019, Hatton was a regular contributor to “The Edit” which ran in the New York Times.
“Tim has a passion for journalism, and I feel he will make a great addition to our team as well as the community,” said Gazette Record Publisher, Alex Barta.
Hatton comes to St. Maries from Fort Dodge, Iowa and has spent time in New York and Norman, Oklahoma. He is the oldest of three with a 22-year-old sister, Cate and a 20-year-old brother, Chris. His dad, Scott is a pastor and his mom, Kristin, is teacher and an instructional coach with her local school district.
“I’m excited to move to a smaller town where I can get to know people and be involved in the community.”
He loves sports, especially OU Sooner football and the Green Bay Packers. Tim enjoys reading, especially the works of John McPhee and Sam Anderson. He looks forward to taking advantage of the outdoor recreation our area provides, especially our miles of hiking trails.
“Every time I drive through this area, I’m blown away by how beautiful it is here and everyone I’ve met so far has been kind and welcoming. I’m excited to develop those relationships even further.”